飛機引擎葉片的全球市場 - 成長，趨勢，預測(2019年∼2024年)
Aircraft Engine Blades Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)
The aircraft engine blades market is anticipated to register a CAGR of over 5.5% during the forecast period.
In 2019, the commercial segment accounted for a major share in the aircraft engine blades market. This was mainly due to the increasing orders for newer generation aircraft by airlines, globally, to replace the aging fleet and to expand their offerings. The increased demand for commercial aircraft is a chain effect of the increased air passenger traffic, worldwide, which has, in turn, forced airlines to procure new-generation aircraft to ensure profitability. This has led to increased orders for gas turbine engines, as an aircraft is designed to work with only specific types of engines. Prominent engine OEMs are faced with a huge backlog of orders valued at more than USD 140 billion. Due to this, engine OEMs, such as Rolls-Royce Holding PLC, Pratt & Whitney (United Technologies Corporation), Safran SA Aircraft Engines, and General Electric Company are increasing their production through the expansion of existing facilities. Also, new aircraft programs, like Boeing 777X and Comac C919, are further expected to propel the demand for aircraft engine blades from this segment. Boeing 777X is powered by GE9X. The new engine developed by General Electric Company has 3D printed low-pressure turbine blades. GE also designed advanced carbon-fiber composite fan blades for its new engine.
Asia-Pacific is currently experiencing a steep rise in the number of passengers opting for air travel. This has forced the various airlines operating in the region to expand their fleet size. According to Boeing, over 17,000 aircraft are expected to be delivered over the next two years. China and India are the major demand generating countries. Additionally, several engine parts manufacturers are expanding in the Asia-Pacific region, along with aircraft OEMs, to reduce supply chain complexity, as well as to tap into the emerging potential market. Moreover, the increasing military spending is expected to bolster the military aircraft developments and procurements, and the growing general aviation fleet in the region is further expected to propel the growth of the aircraft engine blades market in the region, during the forecast period.
The aircraft engine blades market is primarily dominated by aircraft engine manufacturers. There is a growing trend, where engine manufacturers are acquiring smaller blade manufacturers to gain access to manufacturing technologies, like additive manufacturing, which can increase their overall production rate. For instance, United Technologies Corporation is one of the key competitors in the aerospace supply chain, due to overwhelming dominance in the supply chain and their presence in every step of the aircraft and engine manufacturing process, including aftermarket. The prominent players in the aircraft engine blades market are Collins Aerospace, General Electric Company, MTU Aero Engines AG, Arconic Inc., and Safran SA. Companies are tapping into emerging markets to enlarge their market presence. Rolls-Royce Holding PLC opened an engine assembly and test facility earlier in 2012 to manufacture hollow titanium wide chord fan blades. The facility has a production capacity of 8,600 fan blades per year.